Sixth Grade at SJCS
Give your child the gift of an exceptional sixth-grade education at San Jose Catholic School. Our dedicated faculty provides a specialized curriculum that challenges and inspires students to reach their potential, while fostering spiritual and moral growth.
Sixth-grade students will explore various literary genres throughout the academic year. Along with the Literature textbook, they will delve into novels, short stories, nonfiction prose, poetry, dramas, and folk literature. Literature serves as a foundation for enhancing students’ writing, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, speaking, and listening abilities. To enhance their reading comprehension, students will utilize Accelerated Reader.
Language Arts - English
Sixth grade students will continue to expand and use their knowledge of language to improve writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills. Students will learn to write both informational and creative compositions. Grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary building will enable students to write across the curriculum.
In sixth grade math, students will learn about various mathematical concepts including operations on whole numbers, fractions and decimals, as well as perimeter and area of geometric figures. They will also study graphs, probability, ratio and proportion, measurement in standard and metric units, transformations and equivalents, rational number operations, writing and evaluating algebraic expressions, writing and solving equations, basic geometry, and entry level statistics and probability., writing and solving equations, basic geometry, and entry level statistics and probability.
Sixth grade religion curriculum expands the student’s knowledge of Faith through Biblical study of the Old Testament with emphasis on the Book of Genesis. Sixth graders learn that all people are made in the image of God and that the Bible tells this story which is the recorded history of God’s merciful love towards His people. Students continue to study the Church’s liturgical seasons with emphasis on the parts of the Mass.
Students learn that formation in the Catholic Faith is life-long and they are taught the importance of being good stewards of their faith.
In sixth grade science, students delve into the fundamentals of physical and Earth science. They cover various topics, such as the dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate patterns, watershed and wetland ecosystems, and the organization and connections within the Solar System. Students will also learn how to utilize the scientific method for conducting experiments and creating lab reports. As part of their curriculum, every sixth grade student will be required to complete an individual science fair project. These projects will be entered into a school competition, with selected projects advancing to the Diocesan and Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair competitions.mpetition, with selected projects advancing to the Diocesan and Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair competitions.
Sixth grade students, within the framework of the Six Essential Elements of Geography, an organizing framework for understanding the world and its people, study the ancient civilizations that have shaped the modern world. Students learn map skills that enable them to analyze the purposes of map projections (political, physical, special purpose) and understand the application of various types of maps. The curriculum also focuses on the topics of economics, civics and governments within ancient civilizations and explores how democratic concepts developed in ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations are reflected in American Constitutional democracy and the American political process.